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Norwegian Jade Cruise Review

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Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
Norwegian Jade

12 Night Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 25, 2017

Ship: Norwegian Jade

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 month ago

Review summary

The price was right. We LOVED the 12 days southern Caribbean itinerary. So much that we did a Panama Canal RT with similar port stops

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 😂

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Included food was GREAT! Specialty dining was at the time of this cruise the BEST we’d ever eaten. And we had eaten all over the U.S. 👍🏾

Cagney's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Best Porterhouse I’d ever had in my life! We dine at Cagney’s without fail on every NCL Cruise since this one on the Jade

Teppanyaki

4 out of 5

Priceless experience

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
So much to do, so little time! Our 2nd cruise on the Jade and we still only touched the surface (pun intended) of things to do!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Everything was family friendly. No issues with the young ones. Our boys at the time were 6 & 2

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
The ONLY ISSUE WAS THAT NCL doesn’t allow children under three to be left in the children’s club. Our six year old cried when he had to leave. And watched the clock every morning til it opened. We likely heard “What time is it?” 30 times from waking thru breakfast until 9 😂

Ship tip

Smaller ships are a breeze. But, book excursions, and entertainment ahead if cruising on anything larger than a jewel class 👍🏾

Ports of call

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Not a fan of visiting the US, but, easy to resupply with sundries as there’s a Walgreens 5 mins from the ship. 👍🏾 Plenty to do in the PR and cell phone service was a great perk for the Mrs.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

5 out of 5
Beautiful water, sandy beaches, good food! A little pricey. Though both are really nice… we prefer the British VI over the U.S. VI

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

3 out of 5
Had a nice local lunch. Walked for 3 hours because we didn’t know that the “shopping area” was INSIDE the Fort 😂 Some of the shops couldn’t take plastic. We weren’t used to that. 1st timers please take cash 💵
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